I've taken 2 mg xanax everyday for over 10 years. The dr. says if I want off of it I need to "taper off" slowly. I've tried, and failed, a million times. He says I need it. How can you NEED Xanax everyday for 10 years? My thinking is I'm going to have to check myself into a rehab to get off of this drug. Anyone ever been on it long term and qot off it? btw...I cannot tolerate other anti-depressants. I tried them all during a 10 years span before getting on the xanax. Cannot handle the side effects. We must have tried a dozen before going to xanax in the first place.